Writing Conference at UW-Milwaukee March 7 to 9 2008

Billed as the conference where “you CAN succeed as a writer, the Sixth Annual Spring Writer’s Festival at UW-Milwaukee offers a variety of seminars for novices to the craft. I have a vested interest in this conference because my Netconcepts work colleague, Jeff Muendel who writes for a variety of publications including CNet Searchlight and Practical eCommerce, will be presenting. His seminar is one of interest to many authors, it is titled, “A Writer’s Website” and takes place on Sunday, March 9th at 9:30 a.m. Jeff works as an analyst and has a lot of expertise to share — he’s also a fiction author in his own right — so if you’re planning on paying the $269 to go, be sure to stop by and listen to his “must-see” presentation.

Jeff Muendel’s presentation is perfect for any writer, novice or pro. Here’s the synopsis of Jeff’s presentation:

Online presence for authors is a must in today’s cyber-centric world. Examine and review ways to get a quality website up and running using technical skills that do not go beyond basic word processing. Learn what blogs are and how they compare to “static” pages, and explore the pros and cons of each. Session covers Facebook, MySpace, MSN Office Live, Blogger.com, Freewebs.com and WordPress.com.

The only caveat that I have to share, is that this is a “traditional” writer’s conference hosted by a university. These highly-professional presenters offer expertise from a more literary than genre point-of-view. Be sure to read the presenters’ biographies in the pamphlet for more information about their experiences.

Conference Information

Download the UW-Milwaukee Writer’s Conference Brochure Here.

Register for the Conference Here.

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Looking for Monica’s books and games that are still in print? Visit Monica Valentinelli on Amazon’s Author Central or a bookstore and game store near you.

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